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Record 1779

Reading Experience:

'[Thomas De Quincey] got round to reading ... [Hannah More, Coelebs in Search of a Wife] only in late June or early July [1809], when "I read about 40 pages in the 1st. vol: such trash I really never did read."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1809 and 31 Jul 1809
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Thomas De Quincey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Aug 1785
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Hannah More
Title: Coelebs in Search of a Wife
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols, 1808
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1779  
Source - Print  
  Author: Duncan Wu
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1995
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 153
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 153,, accessed: 28 November 2023

Additional comments:

Noted in entry 291 of Wu (1995); quotation from John E. Jordan, De Quincey to Wordsworth: A Biography of a Relationship (1962) 241.



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